Bechdel Test Movie List

/bech·del test/ n.
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man

[[1]] Rango (2011) [imdb]

This movie passed 1 of 3 tests. It was entered by Renicula on 2011-03-16 02:14:54.



Renicula said:
There are (only) two named female characters (Beans, the main love interest, and Priscilla, a little girl who occasionally offers commentary) but they don't converse.
Message posted on 2011-03-16 02:14:56
Fiercebadrabbit disagreed with the rating and said:
There is a third named female character, Angelique, who talks with Beans fairly briefly, and not about a man.
Message posted on 2011-03-25 05:26:18
Gilmarx disagreed with the rating and said:
I don't know if it counts, but as the posse rides back into town, Priscilla asks something like "Did you get the water?" and Beans replies "There weren't no water." Also there's an exchange between the fox secretary (angelique) and Beans I think was about Beans' father. So it passes 2 of 3 at least.
Message posted on 2011-03-25 05:40:14
clementine said:
No, I felt like Angelique (who is a fox, ffs) and Beans mostly sniped about Rango.
Message posted on 2011-04-01 11:30:44
j disagreed with the rating and said:
There are actually eight women actors who voice ten characters.
Message posted on 2011-07-08 05:10:43
Victoria disagreed with the rating and said:
I remember Angelique and Beans arguing a bit and throwing insults at each other, I clearly remember Beans calling Angelique a "tart" because I was surprised to hear that word in a PG film. I can't recall what else was really said though I have a feeling it was about a man either Beans father or Rango or both, but it passes the second test at least.
Message posted on 2012-04-06 03:24:53
unbound disagreed with the rating and said:
It passes all three tests.

There are more than 2 main characters that are female. Beans is the number 2 main character and Priscilla is pretty present throughout the movie. As mentioned by other Angelique is named and active in the movie. There are several other named females with little to no interactions.

Priscilla and Bean talk to each other, as does Angelique and Beans.

The Priscilla and Bean interaction was a discussion of water, not a male. The Angelique and Beans interaction was bile being spewed at each other for the better part of the conversation.

It definitely isn't the best example of including women fully in a movie, but it does meet the Bechdel Test. Rating is incorrect.
Message posted on 2012-04-20 18:46:25
Anna said:
Rango passing the test depends very much on how "talk to each other" is defined.

If we take it very literally, then yes, Rango does pass the test. They talk 'to' each other.

If we were to interpret "talk to each other" as meaning "have a discussion", then I don't think Rango passes.

For me, a real "talk" or "discussion" has to have more than one line of dialogue each, and has to include some element of developing/acknowledging the ideas of each other or making a decision.

The Priscilla/Bean interaction was strange because Priscilla's question was sort of broadly directed at the whole posse coming in to town, not to Bean specifically for her expertise.

And the Angelique/Bean interaction was just a petty bitchfest, playing directly into feminine stereotypes. Gross.

Message posted on 2014-08-30 13:59:39
swordly disagreed with the rating and said:
Angelique, the fox, and Beans snipe back and forth, calling each other names. It’s a pass.
Message posted on 2017-12-31 20:26:42

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